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Updated: Feb 19

Intensive Training Course 16 - 20 March 2020 at Turtle Bay Beach Club, Watamu, Kenya

A comprehensive, practical training module for doctors, rural health workers, nursing officers and allied health professionals who may have to treat snakebites anywhere in Kenya.

Contact JAAT by email or via online registration for enrollment information in the Events section of this website. This is a space limited course for health professionals.

This event is supported by the Global Snakebite Initiative, and Bio-Ken (who will sponsor 40 health care workers to attend the training course). Following the course the antivenom will be placed in all the major level 4 hospitals, health centres and high volume dispensaries which are prominent with snake bites. JAAT is also very grateful to Dr. Anisa Omar and Kilifi County Department Of Health Services for their valuable support and collaboration. The County Executive CEC has already received 20 vials of antivenom which will be distributed to high prevalent zone areas known for snake bites.

Clare has recorded this message for all of the people who have generously supported this cause. We appreciate your kindness very much. Please keep sharing this campaign with as many people as possible. For those in Kenya who wish to give via Mpesa the number is 246250. Thanks again and keep an eye out for future updates.

Updated: Feb 12

An amazing day for victims of snakebite today. The launch of World Health Organization (WHO) global strategy for control and prevention of snakebite envenoming kicks off with the Roadmap Launch Reception. Held at the Restaurant Vieux-Bois on Avenue de la Paix, Geneva.

Bio-Ken would like to thank all our partners and associates for all their help and support in this most honorable of causes. We would especially like to thank the Global Snakebite Initiative GSI and Health Action International HAI for all the amazing work that they have put into this and to the NTD team at WHO that put it all together. Here is one for the patient in a hospital bed that is so in need of help right across the world. Well done to everyone that was involved in this strategy development. Representatives from GSI, HAI, Bio-Ken and JAAT will be there to celebrate this mile stone and answer your questions. The event will be streamed live on the WHO website for those who can’t make it.


To be bitten by a poisonous snake is everyone’s worst nightmare. In Africa this happens to people quite regularly especially to those in the rural communities. The primary objective of the James Ashe Antivenom Trust (JAAT) is to reduce the number of deaths and maiming caused by those many snakebites.

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